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  • Monitoring is key to prevent leaf rust losses
    Diseases, 16 Oct 2021
    Monitoring is key to prevent leaf rust losses

    Pests and diseases cut global wheat production by 21.5 per cent. Leaf rust has long been considered the most damaging rust pathogen of wheat overall.

  • Vigilance the key before canopy closure
    Diseases, 25 Sep 2021
    Vigilance the key before canopy closure

    Pulse growers in medium-to-high-rainfall areas in the southern region have been urged to monitor crops closely for signs of disease due to the forecast for a wetter spring, following three years of average or below-average rainfall. Growers are reminded to remain vigilant against foliar leaf diseases during spring.

  • Root disease a growing concern for pulse crops
    Diseases, 18 Sep 2021
    Root disease a growing concern for pulse crops

    A national survey has, for the first time, profiled pathogens of pulse roots, documenting an emerging risk to crop productivity

  • New barley powdery mildew resistance genes key to future resistance
    Diseases, 17 Sep 2021
    New barley powdery mildew resistance genes key to future resistance

    Researchers have discovered a unique set of genes that will help breeders to develop barley varieties with more stable resistance to powdery mildew.

  • More durable leaf rust resistance in the works for barley
    Diseases, 11 Sep 2021
    More durable leaf rust resistance in the works for barley

    A cache of genes that provide durable resistance to barley leaf rust are being identified, with DNA markers allowing for their accelerated deployment in breeding programs

  • Reports of stripe rust in barley spark prompt response
    Diseases, 09 Sep 2021
    Reports of stripe rust in barley spark prompt response

    Early last year, we wrote about the threat posed to Australian barley growers by the exotic barley stripe/yellow rust pathogen (BYR). This pathogen causes significant problems in barley production in some parts of the world, but fortunately it is not present in Australia.

  • New research to focus on major wheat disease
    Diseases, 01 Sep 2021
    New research to focus on major wheat disease

    A wet winter in southern Australia has seen an increase in the prevalence of the region’s most significant wheat disease, Septoria Tritici Blotch.

  • Cold, wet winter causes rise in canola disease
    Diseases, 22 Aug 2021
    Cold, wet winter causes rise in canola disease

    Oilseed disease expert Steve Marcroft is encouraging growers to monitor crops after reports of severe blackleg infection in canola.

  • Growers urged to monitor and manage for cereal diseases
    Diseases, 13 Aug 2021
    Growers urged to monitor and manage for cereal diseases

    NSW DPI senior plant pathologist Steven Simpfendorfer said accurate diagnosis and pathology support will be critical this season to ensure growers and advisers have the right disease management strategies in place.

  • Growers urged to be on disease alert this season
    Diseases, 04 Aug 2021
    Growers urged to be on disease alert this season

    Recent rainfall patterns and mild temperatures have proved ideal conditions for the development of root and foliar diseases increasing the need for growers to have a strategic and disciplined approach to disease management.

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